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Pauls Valley might consider a slight change in its nickname – from Queen of the Washita River to Queen of Quirkiness. The town presents itself that way. Take the Toy and Action Figure Museum. In 2000, city leaders and residents formed a committee to find ways to lure visitors. “At a meeting, I joked that my studio, which already had several...
Anaerobic … plyometrics … heart-rate zones … HIIT. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or an exercise newbie, it’s important to keep up with fitness terms – not only to look savvy at the gym but to have options for getting fit. This isn’t as difficult as it might sound because two experts in the exercise field clarify the specialized terminology. Rebekah...

Get Spotted

Photos by Natalie Green except Erdem image

The Perennial Blossom

Photos by Natalie Green except runway and Versace images
It’s taken awhile for Oklahoma to warm up this year. Temperatures in the low 30s lingered into April. Despite the late spring, we’re back on target this month and the high heat is coming as summer awaits and people uncover and dust off their grills and smokers. In our annual section on outdoor cooking, we get away from the norm of hamburgers...
If you ever wondered how Braum’s makes all those delicious goodies stocked in its stores, you can find out firsthand. Braum’s Farms in Tuttle offers tours that are sure to tickle your fancy as well as your taste buds. Visitors can experience how the operation works, the company’s public relations director, Amanda Beuchaw, says. After viewing an introductory video, guests are...

Women and Power

Women are shaping Oklahoma’s future. We highlight a handful of the thousands of female leaders vying for change and fighting to make the state – and the world – a better place to live and work. From a philanthropic doctor and a nationally recognized banker to a tribal chief and a civil-rights lawyer, these women are the state’s brave...

Scene

The Deep Deuce district, once the heart of Oklahoma City’s African-American community in early 20th century, has been brought back to life. Gone are the days when Northeast Second Street was filled with the syncopated rhythms of jazz pianos and saxophones. Today’s Deep Deuce has urban dwellers, businesses and chill-chic cafes. Along Walnut Street, nestled between two other of his...

Faudree’s Legacy Lives

Interior designer, renowned expert in traditional French country decor, author and philanthropist Charles Faudree left an enduring legacy for the city of Tulsa after his death in 2013.  Friends of the late designer emulate his love and appreciation for the Tulsa community by dedicating a new pavilion to him in Woodward Park. With a longtime shop on Cherry Street and a...